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Understanding on-body fading channels at 2.45 GHz using measurements based on user state and environment

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2 Author(s)
Scanlon, W.G. ; Inst. of Electron., Queen''s Univ. of Belfast, Belfast ; Cotton, S.L.

This paper discusses the nature of small scale narrowband fading in on-body propagation channels based on a systematic experimental campaign at 2.45 GHz. In particular, we use the Nakagami-m distribution to provide insight into the effect of both user state and local environment on channel characteristics. Nakagami-m parameters were much greater than 1 when the user was stationary, irrespective of local surroundings. However, fading conditions degraded significantly for mobile channels and a general Nakagami model (m = 1.44, Omega = 1.27) provided a good description of on-body links in an open office area that was representative of many common indoor environments.

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Antennas and Propagation Conference, 2008. LAPC 2008. Loughborough

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17-18 March 2008